ELEVATE Archives - The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals

We recently updated our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use this website, you acknowledge that our revised Privacy Policy applies.

ELEVATE

What Does It Take to Grow Your Landscape Company?

This information came from a session during the 2022 ELEVATE conference and expo. Don’t miss the 2023 ELEVATE in Dallas on Sept. 10-13. Most lawn and landscape company owners want to grow their businesses. How to go about doing that will vary, as there is no one perfect method, but several others in the industry share what […]

Read More

Managing Client Expectations Through Supply Chain, Inflation and Labor Issues 

This information came from a session during the 2022 ELEVATE conference and expo. Don’t miss the 2023 ELEVATE in Dallas on Sept. 10-13. While the demand for landscape services has remained high, client expectations are also incredibly high. This can be a problem as there are a number of challenges landscape professionals face on a daily basis, […]

Read More

Team Building: How to Develop a Diverse Workforce

This information came from a session during the 2022 ELEVATE conference and expo. Don’t miss the 2023 ELEVATE in Dallas on Sept. 10-13. Having a diverse workforce has many benefits, including having higher rates of productivity and performance and increased creativity and innovation. However, you might not know how to go about increasing the diversity […]

Read More
Photo: Jill Odom/NALP

Joe Theismann Closes Out ELEVATE 2022

During ELEVATE’s closing Main Stage session, former Super Bowl-winning NFL quarterback Joe Theismann spoke to attendees about how to win despite challenges with anecdotes about his life as a football player and as an entrepreneur. He challenged landscape professionals to determine their own definition of success and to help others. “True success comes when you […]

Read More
Photo: Jill Odom/NALP

ELEVATE Expo Features Intimate Conversations with Suppliers and Sneak Peek at Future Innovations

The ELEVATE Expo featured 147 exhibitors representing experts and manufacturers of everything from equipment to business software. This expo not only provided attendees the opportunity to connect and learn about these new products but also featured numerous educational sessions. “We definitely have been pleasantly surprised with just the whole conference, the exhibit hall itself,” says […]

Read More

ELEVATE Opening Main Stage Session Delves Into the Habits of Successful People

ELEVATE’s opening Main Stage session speaker Alex Banayan, author of The Third Door, has obsessively been studying success since he was a freshman in college. He shared with attendees some of the surprising lessons he’s learned along the way from individuals such as Larry King and Steve Wozniak. Growing up, Banayan was expected to become […]

Read More

How to Work on Your Business, Not in It

Do you find yourself constantly stuck handling the day-to-day aspects of your business? Chances are you have team members who can step up and own certain leadership roles without your involvement. When you let your team manage the daily functions of the company, you can start working on your businesses. “Working ON the business could […]

Read More

The Importance of Knowing Your Why

You know what your company does and how you do it, but have you taken the time to figure out your why? The why of your company should be inspirational, specific to your organization and help every employee understand how what they do is contributing to your company’s purpose. “Why ask why?” says Pam Dooley, […]

Read More

Heritage Landscape Supply Group Concert Supports NALP Foundation

If you are attending ELEVATE in Orlando, Florida, during Sept. 18-21, don’t miss out on Heritage Landscape Supply Group’s benefit concert being held on Sept. 19 from to 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the House of Blues. This concert is free to conference attendees from the landscape industry and features performances by 2022 ACM […]

Read More

Proactive Sales: How to Build and Drive an Extraordinary Client Experience

It can be easy to settle for reactive sales, but this can also result in lower margins and a customer-controlled business. “To overcome these challenges, you must use a tactful approach that starts by driving the process with clear communication that highlights the value your company can bring,” says Alison Blobner, director of marketing and […]

Read More